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Medicines In My Home

Below is a brief video from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about how to safely choose and use an over-the-counter (OTC) medicine, the kind you buy without a doctor's prescription. The video introduces and explains the importance of each section of the OTC Drug Facts label: the Active Ingredient, Purpose, Uses, Warnings, Directions, Other Information, and Inactive Ingredients. 

For more information from the FDA about using over-the-counter medicine safely, visit their website. You can also learn more about safe medicine storage by visiting the Up and Away website.


 

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